Welcome to the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia,
the Pearl in the Heart of Philadelphia.

Located in South Philadelphia just steps from the Broad Street Line and in sight of City Hall, The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia serves the nation. Here, we hold dear the values of our beloved Saint Rita of Cascia: peacemaking, healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

Participate in these Upcoming Events at the Shrine!

Lenten Stations of the Cross
In Support of Victims of Sexual Abuse

Every Friday in Lent at 7PM | Upper Shrine

Each Friday during Lent, our Stations of the Cross devotion will remember the passion and death of Christ. In a special way, we will also remember those who have been hurt by sexual violence and abuse. As we walk the way of the cross with Jesus, we also walk with our brothers and sisters who carry crosses of their own. Together, we seek healing, understanding, and transformation by the grace of the loving Father, saving Son, and renewing Spirit.
March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5, 12

Faith Enrichment Night:
Why Don’t We Forgive?: Unburdening the Heart
Thursday, April 4 at 7pm | Lower Shrine

Why Don’t We Forgive? Unburdening the Heart is an evening of learning and discussion led by Fr. Jim Paradis, O.S.A. Together, we will examine our understanding of what forgiveness is, and the things that often stand in its way. Do we ever get past “cheap” forgiveness? Why do we hold on to grudges or keep score? Living in unforgiveness is a gnawing pain. How can we achieve the peace that comes from true forgiveness, and how can this improve our lives?

Purchase a Mass Intention or Mass Card for Spiritual Enrollment


Promote the virtues of Saint Rita and support the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia by enrolling a loved one in the Saint Rita Society.

Mass Cards are also available. Learn more about how you can ask our community of believers to pray for your special intention.

Saint Rita is patroness of many things. Learn more!

Saint Rita is patroness of many things. Learn more!

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The National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia operates under the auspices of the
Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.

All are welcome!


Whether you're seeking a quiet place to escape the noise of daily life, or you'd like a sincere and joy-filled community to share the Sacrifice of the Mass, look no further.

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Lower Shrine

a place of holy quiet

The lower Shrine is open 7am-5pm Mon-Sat and 8am-2pm Sunday.

Masses in the Shrine Chapel:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Confessions at 11am and 4pm
Masses at 8am and noon

Wednesday (Novena to Saint Rita at all Masses):
Confessions at 11am, 4pm, 6:30pm
Masses at 8am, Noon, 7pm

Eucharistic Adoration takes place each day when the chapel is not otherwise in use.

Morning Prayer: 7:40am Monday - Saturday
Evening Prayer: 5:05pm Monday - Friday

Sunday Hours: 9:00am - 2:00pm


Upper Shrine

Praise in a rose-colored Sanctuary

The upper Shrine is open for weekend Masses, and can be opened for tours, pilgrimages, and special ceremonies.

Masses in the Upper Church

Saturday Vigil
Mass at 5pm

Sunday Mass
Mass at 10am
(Healing Mass every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon, September through May)

Holy Days of Obligation
Mass at noon for most Holy Days of Obligation

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Gift Shop

The Perfect Place to find the Perfect Gift

The Gift Shop is open every day of the week. We sell religious items, holy cards, rosaries, books, statues, and more.

Gift Shop Hours

Monday-Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am to 2pm



Prayer requests, mass cards, and so much more

The National Shrine of Saint Rita Office is located at 1166 S. Broad Street and is open during normal business hours.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm or by appointment

Our office staff is friendly and helpful. Find out more!